Basophil



Biology. a basophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance.
Anatomy. a white blood cell having a two-lobed nucleus and basophilic granules in its cytoplasm.
Biology, basophilic.
Historical Examples

In the young granules there is prominent a basophil portion that becomes less and less marked as the cell grows older.
Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

He distinguishes hyaline, acidophil and basophil cells, and derives all from the lymphocytes.
Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

adjective
(of cells or cell contents) easily stained by basic dyes
noun
a basophil cell, esp a leucocyte

basophil ba·so·phil (bā’sə-fĭl, -zə-) or ba·so·phile (-fīl’)
n.
A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes.

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